The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

NBA Goliaths Duke it out in a Game for the Ages

The basketball gods answered the prayers of every NBA fan last night. In the post-game words of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: “It was one hell of a game.” Looking back at the series, the Heat seemed destined to win Game 6. Neither the Heat nor the Spurs had snagged consecutive wins through the first five […]

Basketball in its purest form: Jeremy Lin in Taiwan

All Jeremy Lin needed to do was step foot in Taipei, Taiwan, to cause a major frenzy of Linsanity, but he decided to take it to the next level along with his former teammate, David Lee. On one of their nights in the city, they surprised locals by showing up at a pick-up court with […]

Potential Olympic basketball age limit poses issues

There’s no denying that Team USA dominates when it comes to basketball. This year the men’s team earned its third consecutive gold medal, while the women’s team hasn’t lost an Olympic game since 1992. Perhaps because of this unprecedented dominance, the idea of a 23-year-old age limit was proposed for Olympic basketball. Currently the USA […]

Women’s sports demand respect

Everyone knows the men’s sports are more fun to watch than the women’s sports. Right? Men are better, faster and stronger. That seems to be the train of thought of the overwhelming majority in the USA, but after watching the London 2012 Olympics, I beg to differ. The ladies dominated the USA gold medal count, […]

The 2012 Men’s Team Vs. The 1992 Dream Team

The question of whether or not the 2012 United States men’s Olympic basketball team could defeat, or even compare, to the almighty 1992 Dream Team has been the talk of the sport’s nation for weeks now. At first, the fact that this question was even being asked seemed completely absurd, to most sports fans. I […]

Basketball as a universal sport

Basketball is a universal sport. It crosses language barriers. It’s more than just a game. Well, at least that’s what the NBA advertises and claims. However, after spending a couple months in London, I quickly realized the faults in those statements. Try to find a free, 24/7 basketball court in South Kensington in London—they don’t […]

Pippen, Deng, Outkast’s Big Boi highlight Nike World Basketball Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND— To say basketball “isn’t a big deal” in London is an understatement. A few weeks ago, my friend and I went on a mission to find a court to play on. The nearest one was indoors, but charged a hefty $67 fee per hour. The nearest free one? —A 30-minute Tube ride away. […]

Mr. Royal Rumble

Eight years, three team switches and one legal name change after the infamous “Malice At The Palace” and Ron Artest… excuse me, Metta World Peace still has that raging flame deep within him. The NBA all-star (2004), champion (2010), and Defensive Player of the Year (2004) has managed to work his way into the hearts […]